Net Neutrality at Risk

from Reclaim the Media:

Seattle Digital Justice Campaign

Gravestone with "2010 Net Neutrality FCC RIP"

1: Net Neutrality is at risk of dying!
“Did the FCC miss a step? The NBB highlights several areas of concern that the FCC believes can affect what many believe are net neutrality issues. But let’s face some ugly facts: Everyone has their own definition of what it truly means. No blocked content, equal access to bandwidth available, regardless of origination of the content, no throttling of provider service connectivity to where a user goes, privacy of where the user has been, the list is endless. Does the FCC come out and state net neutrality goals and regulations it wants? No. Is it mentioned in the executive summary? Not once. Is it mentioned in the NBB official plan? Zilch. Appendix: nothing…someone hit the delete key?” – FCC’s National Broadband Plan: Net Neutrality, R.I.P.
Luckily, we will have a chance to defend the life of Net Neutrality this month! Commissioner Baker will be here on April 28th to talk about the open internet. We should be prepared for her arguments that an open internetcould diminish our emphasis on adoption and chill the private investment we so desperately need in our broadband infrastructure.”

We need to show them that an internet censored by corporate interests is NOT what the people want. The hearing will take place April 28th at 9:30am downtown at the Federal building. Email Sunny to get involved.

2: Take action: Attend our planning meeting on April 13th at 6:00pm at Hidmo (2000 S Jackson St, Seattle)

We will be preparing people for an opportunity to speak to Commissioner Baker on the 27th as well as readying ourselves for some public theater and protest to highlight the importance of Net Neutrality. Plan to attend if you’ve got a story about why your community would be negatively impacted by the death of net neutrality. Plan to be there if you’ve got amazing ideas for visuals that will capture the public’s imagination. Plan to be there!

About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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